657: Share Your Authentic Voice With Kaumudi Goda

Kaumudi Goda is the Co-Chair for KeyNote, the world’s first non-profit online Women Speakers Directory and the Chief Share Your Authentic Voice With Kaumudi GodaOperating Officer of MetaMind Training, a learning and development consulting company.  She has helped transform Fortune 500 companies in Asia, Europe and North America as a talent strategist, culture builder and program manager.  Kaumudi is a trusted business advisor and has extensive global experience in client leadership, business development and P&L responsibilities.  She moved into human capital management after getting an MBA in 2012. Prior to that, she was an attorney in the U.S. with an LLM from the University of Virginia. She is licensed to practice law in India and United States.  She is an award-winning public speaker and a published author who enjoys conducting workshops, mentoring, and coaching.

Kaumudi talks about the importance of sharing your story and how it has helped her build more confidence in herself to become the powerhouse woman that she is today.


Kamudi Goda is the co-founder of KeyNote, the world’s first non-profit online Women Speakers Directory.

Cultural Background

Kaumudi is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end.  There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is believing in oneself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kamudi struggled for years to conform.  She struggled for a sense of identity and self worth. In not realizing her own values, experiences and insights were important, she muted herself and was less present in her journey.

The “AHA” Moment

When Kaumudi heard so many women’s stories, she realized how important it was to speak up and share our own story.  Also, it’s important for Kaumudi to be kind to herself and that automatically flows to more kindness towards others was also a huge Aha moment.
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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kaumudi is more present in more powerful ways.  She feels energized and its noticeable in impact. Confidently speaking up about issues she is passionate about has helped her change her life and change the world around her.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Self Reflection and Acceptance: Accept yourself. No one else like you in the world. Own your story and always be absolutely honest with yourself . Take time to understand yourself and define your own values, boundaries and markers for success and happiness. Don’t let others define who you are and don’t chase other people’s goals.

Hard Work: There is nothing more powerful than working hard and working consistently. Stay focussed and always have an adaptable, learning mindset.

Kindness: Be kind to yourself. Acknowledge successes, Forgive weakness. Show the same kindness towards others. Everyone walks their own path and has their own burdens. Being tolerant and kind towards ourselves and others infinitely improves the quality of life.

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